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“Will Nobody Have Compassion on My Poor Nerves?” a Guest Post from Elaine Owen

This post first appeared on the Austen Authors’ blog on 9 September 2021. Enjoy!!! Mrs. Bennet is one of Jane Austen’s most memorable characters. Clearly Austen wants us to laugh at her histrionics and her constant, blatant husband hunting, and … Continue reading

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Anxiety Treatment, or What Would Mrs. Bennet Take for Her “Nerves”?

Ever wonder what was available for Jane Austen’s character Mrs. Bennet as treatment for the lady’s “nerves”?  According to Culpepper’s Complete Herbal: Consisting of a Comprehensive Description of Nearly All Herbs with Their Medicinal Properties and Directions for Compounding the … Continue reading

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